Legal Affairs

A Europe of rights has become in the last decades more and more important in the life of each single country and of each Bishops’ Conference of the Continent.

Periodically CCEE gathers the Legal advisors of the Bishops’ Conferences to give them an opportunity for informal discussion and to exchange ideas about the issues and challenges facing the Church on the Continent.

CCEE works closely with ComECE and the Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg for several matters of common interest.

Below is a collection of documents, meetings and press releases relating to the theme of Legal Affairs and of meetings of the Legal Advisors of Europe’s Bishops' Conferences.


  • Legal Affairs

The reforms of Pope Francis and the effects in the Bishops’ Conferences of Europe

Meeting of the National Experts in Malta

4 December 2023

The impact had of both the reforms of the Curia…

  • Legal Affairs

Challenges to the Freedom of the Church in the Context of the Pandemic

Meeting of the Legal Advisers for the European Bishops' Conferences

7 December 2021

On the morning of 7 December 2021, twenty-six legal advisers…

  • Legal Affairs

IV Meeting of the Legal Advisors for the European Bishops’ Conferences

Reform of the canonical marriage process, conscientious objection and hate speech

17 December 2019

This is the fourth edition of the meeting of legal…

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